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A Reflection into the life of Baseball Superstar Bo Jackson by Brett Shoemaker

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A Reflection into the life of Baseball Superstar Bo Jackson by Brett Shoemaker

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Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is a retired American baseball and football player. He was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports.[1] He won the Heisman Trophy in 1985.

In football, Jackson played running back for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. In baseball, he played left field and was a designated hitter for the Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox, and California Angels of theAmerican League in Major League Baseball. While at Auburn University, Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, annually awarded to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the United States. He also ran a 40-yard dash in 4.12 seconds (hand-timed), which is still the fastest verifiable 40-yard dash time ever recorded at any NFL Combine.[2][3] A hip injury in January 1991 ended his football career and severely impaired his professional baseball career.

In 1989 and 1990, Jackson’s name became known beyond just sports fans through the “Bo Knows” advertising campaign, a series of advertisements by Nike, that starred Jackson alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Bo Diddley, promoting a cross-training athletic shoe named for Jackson.[1]

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